Kent Golf Limited

Race to St George's Final report

Date published: 27 Oct 2023

After a season-long campaign of qualification, our 24 young finalists teed it up at Royal St. George's Golf Club in the final of this year’s Race to St. George’s competition. The early starters had a brief spell of rain to contend with, but the weather improved with each passing hour, and the majority of the day passed in pleasant late Autumn sunshine.

The best score of the day was a two-over-par 72, which was recorded by both Theo Rowe (North Foreland) and Abe Bignell (Kings Hill), with Theo taking first place on countback. Coming in third with a 75 was Tommy Hulance (Dartford).

In the Girls’ scratch, Sasha Hellen (Dartford) took the spoils by three shots from Ellen Wilson (Cherry Lodge).

Emerging triumphant in the handicap stableford was Elliot Swift (Boughton) with 31 points, just ahead of Luke Hopson (North Foreland) with 30.

The 2023 Boys’ Scratch Order of Merit was won by Haiden Matos (Dartford) after a very successful season that has seen him reduce his handicap to +0.4.

The Girls’ Scratch Order of Merit was won by Truc Nguyen (Sundridge Park), who has also improved tremendously this year and looks set to carry on in the same vein next season.

Finally, our Handicap Order of Merit champion was William Henderson (Knole Park), who has played a lot of consistent golf on the way to the title. A single-figure handicap surely beckons!

Congratulations to all our finalists for making it through – an achievement in itself – and we thank The Royal St. George’s Golf Club for their ever-wonderful hospitality and their continued support to our juniors. It is much appreciated.

Thanks must also go to our County President, Marilyn Brown, for her presence and help on the day, and our trusty band of referees and volunteers – Ken Hannah, Ali McGuirk, Jon Vail, Jane Marr and Tim Ewer.

Dates for the 2024:
East Qualifier – 10 April at North Foreland
West Qualifier – 29 May at Langley Park
South Qualifier – 5 August at Weald of Kent
North Qualifier – 20 August at Mid-Kent
Final - TBC

>> Full results

>> Stableford results

>> Order of Merit results

>> Race to St George's Photo album


Haiden Matos

Order of Merit winner Boys - Haiden Matos (Dartford)

Truc Nguyen 2023

Order of Merit winner Girls - Truc Nguyen (Sundridge Park)

William Henderson 2023

Order of Merit winner handicap - William Henderson (Knole Park)

Theo Rowe 2023

Boys' Scratch winner - Theo Rowe (North Foreland)

Abe Bignell 2023

Boys' Scratch runner-up - Abe Bignell (Kings Hill)

Tommy Hulance 2023

Boys' Scratch 3rd - Tommy Hulance (Dartford)

Sasha Hellen 2023

Girls' Scratch winner - Sasha Hellen (Dartford)

Ellen Wilson 2023

Girls' runner-up scratch - Ellen Wilson (Cherry Lodge)

Elliot Swift 2023

1st Nett - Elliot Swift (Boughton)

Luke Hopson 2023

2nd nett - Luke Hopson (North Foreland)

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